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It may only be the start of 2016, but in the world of fashion that means it’s time to look ahead at what’s to come. Running over the course of the past four days, London Collections: Men revealed what we should expect for Autumn-Winter ’16. We handpicked some of the highlights from the mesnwear event. 

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A mainstay of British men’s fashion, tailoring formed an important part of London Collections: Men. Duchamp featured amongst the brands presenting their take on Autumn-Winter ’16 for formal and contemporary tailoring. The Duchamp collection was divided into five “codes”: Winter Florals, Creative Business, Tonal Layers, Innovative Texture and Artisitic Features. 

The Autumn-Winter ‘16 Moschino show was a loud and bright riot of colour. From dyed streaks of hair on the model to bold prints on the clothes, the collection was a nod to British artists Gilbert & George. Tailoring alternated with streetwear, as sharp suits were juxtaposed bombers and hoodies. The show was a showcase of both menswear and womenswear, which saw models such as Ruth Bell and Jourdan Dunn join the Moschino army of male models. 

Alexander McQueen
The Alexander McQueen show opened to the sounds of the tropical rain forest, a taster of the wildlife motifs that would run through the Autumn-Winter ‘16 collection. Butterfly prints were a recurring theme, but it didn’t stop there – silk was bought to life with Dutch floral prints, whilst suits were adorned with intricate moth foil embroideries. Despite the flora and fauna theme, a colour scheme that focused primarily on burgundy and black gave the collection the dark moody feel of autumn-winter. 

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Christopher Kane
For Autumn-Winter, Christopher Kane was inspired by car crashes and urban streets – as a result his collection brings together prints and textures that echoed the city. He incorporated high-visibility materials, crushable aluminium and neon into the collection, all whilst looking to the styles of city streets by bringing in shapes and cuts that echo streetwear and workwear. 

Worlds collided at Burberry. Taking the motto 'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’ as a starting point, the Autumn-Winter ‘16 show featured classic pieces such as trench coats and capes, combined with sportswear elements including zipped funnel neck sweaters and trainers.